Out of the actors mentioned Owen would be my top choice. I liked his work in the BMW Series and my friend was saying he was very good in "Closer." However, I think the whole Bond franchise needs to calm it down on the improbability scale. I know the stories have always had fantasy elements in them, but "Die Another Day" was just ludicrous. I mean an ice hotel that melts with a huge laser beam, Bond fashioning a parachute out of shrapnel from a rocket powered ice glider (I will give them that they actually exist) while hanging off the side of the cliff? I think the writers and producers of the next Bond film need to get back to putting together a taut adventure storyline (like the "Bourne Identity") before inking another Brioni product placement. There, my Bond rant is finished... Aaron P.S.>
I mean honestly, would you be scared to run into Pierce Brosnan in a dark alley? Me neither.
See "The Tailor of Panama." Not only a good film with all the right elements (handmade clothing, spying, and Jamie Lee Curtis) but Brosnan plays a great sleezeball.